After growing up in front of the American public, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen have spent their adulthood solidifying their place in the fashion world, as both style setters and impressive designers.
Their luxurious label, The Row, has earned its retail place next to Alaïa and Lanvin for its sumptuous furs, crisp shift dresses and pared-down separates--the likes of which have been donned by sartorial influencers like Lauren Hutton and the First Lady. (The duo even scored a CFDA Womenswear nomination this year.)
The young arbiters of cool recently segued into accessories with a collection of sophisticated carryalls in fine finishes like ostrich, alligator and lizard. Currently available at Barneys New York, the covetable bags are designed with every occasion in mind: The structured calfskin Doctor Bag ($4,750) makes for a lavish everyday tote, while the sleek Lizard Metal Frame clutch ($5,800) adds flash to formal wear. Our top pick is the aptly named Twin Mini, a petite, cross-body bag showcasing different skins on each side ($4,700).
While the handbags don't come cheap, any woman who's searched for a perfect tote can appreciate the value of striking a balance between unfussy, edgy and expertly made.